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A Photo Opportunity
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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Todai-ji, Nara, Japan
Date: Oct 14, 2005
Aperture: 4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2006

While visiting Todai-ji in Nara, Japan, the friend I was traveling with and I unexpectedly came a across a religious ceremony that was just about start. A number of men in colorful robes were just beginning to line up for a procession into Todia-ji, a temple and the largest wooden structure in the world.

The deer around Nara are very tame and locals and tourists can buy crackers to feed them. I was taking pictures of the line up of men when I noticed this man opening a pocket in his sleeve and pull out a small digital camera to take a picture of the deer standing next to him.

Statistics
Place: 257 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.5769
Avg (participants): 5.9316
Avg (non-participants): 6.3429
Views since voting: 878
Views during voting: 639
Votes: 421
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 03:14:12 PM
Seeing is believing !
Funny moment captured here.
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01/31/2006 01:19:47 AM
a wonderful shapshot showing a humorous compromise of dignity. I like the candor of this image.
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01/29/2006 10:48:37 PM
humorous, excellent color, nice lines, good texture, light fair, great comp, b&w good, ok dof, overall a great attempt
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01/29/2006 08:24:33 PM
WOW what a catch taht isnt something you see everyday! ehehe And to get the moment so clear and focused nice job.
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01/29/2006 12:43:36 AM
hahaha! awesome. i love when you can get humor into a shot.
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01/26/2006 11:52:33 AM
Quite an unusual thing to see together, and you were both there to capture it, well done...
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01/24/2006 03:13:04 PM
Fun photo, great colours.
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01/24/2006 10:02:17 AM
Very nice. Love this one, just seems so unique.
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01/23/2006 10:05:41 PM
Talk about singled out! And "splash of color"? Good candid capture, any real wildlife photog would be shooting from his knees, the preview on the LCD just finishes the appeal for me, terrific.
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01/23/2006 12:28:19 PM
Yours got the better (and more interesting) view. BOL (Would have liked t see this in the Singled Out challenge.)
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01/22/2006 03:57:16 PM
LOL.. I love it. Hey.. It's a deer!
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01/22/2006 01:30:58 PM
Wow, how unique. what was it doing there I wonder?
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01/22/2006 07:11:56 AM
Hehe this is a great shot! Not something you see everyday for sure! :)
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01/21/2006 02:21:45 PM
lol, that's great!
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01/20/2006 11:46:42 AM
I really like the spontainaity of this shot. The great thing is you haven't sacrificed image quality to capture it. I love how the monk(?)is just casually taking his photo as if this is something that happens every day.
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01/20/2006 09:22:31 AM
Excellent! Colors are vibrant.
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01/19/2006 02:13:43 PM
I LOVE it!!!
one of my all time favorites, a 10
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01/18/2006 10:48:55 PM
10 from me....good luck! as well as a photo opp for you too!
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01/18/2006 07:50:28 PM
A photo oppurtunity indeed! This is alomst surreal...excellent shot.
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01/18/2006 05:51:02 PM
Oh, please! That deer is clearly fake. And how much did you have to pay those monks to pose like that for you?!?

;)
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01/18/2006 04:21:21 PM
Opportunity for him, but inspiration for you. Well done. A very fine documentary photograph, and they never go out of fashion. 8.
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01/18/2006 03:57:17 PM
Haha, very funny moment and the best part is that it looks like a digital, modern camera. I gave this a whopping 9, mostly because of the moment but the composition and exposure are pretty nice.
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01/17/2006 10:09:53 PM
what a wonderful candid capture.
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01/17/2006 12:06:29 PM
Nice capture. Very colorful, focus is good and well done.
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01/17/2006 11:05:34 AM
I had to chuckle at this. Great shot.
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01/17/2006 07:35:57 AM
What a crazy photo op! I love it.
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01/16/2006 09:16:42 PM
Such dignity in a point and shoot opportunity. Good catch.
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01/16/2006 06:32:29 PM
hilarious! love it :)
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01/16/2006 04:08:06 PM
your opportunity was better though :)
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01/16/2006 11:29:12 AM
I love watching Monks in robes and sandals playing with their digital toys.
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01/16/2006 10:34:40 AM
I don't know which is cuter...that the deer is so calm with all the people or that the monk (?) has a camera with him to take pictures!
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01/16/2006 01:55:30 AM
Love this! Photo opportunity indeed. A colorful line of men dressed in purple and red robes adds vibrant color to the shot that attracts our attention. But what really makes this an interesting shot is that one man pauses from the spiritualistic seeking crowd to take a picture of the curious wildlife that has strolled on scene. The deer is an unexpected and unusual visitor. The concentration on the man/monk's face as he composes the shot on his point and shoot camera is great! The photographers eye captures the deer while the photographers eye captures the unusual photographer capturing his subject on 'film'. Great eye!
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01/16/2006 01:37:24 AM
What a capture, I like the DOF, I like the clarity and sharpness and I love what is happening here.
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